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#21 Adsfbike

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 17:15

Mendacio,
 
if you have at least your Associate's degree, then a PVT (airplane) license will add slightly to your application. if not, the best investment you can make is keep plugging away at your degree. Certainly do not waste money on a rotorcraft rating.
 
Prior aviation experience really doesn't add much to your application unless it's significant (1,000 hours+)
 
As was stated before, when I'm evaluating your application. I don't expect you to have any aeronautical experience, that's what you're applying for. We do however, place value on post secondary education, which is an unofficial requisite for advancing through the WO ranks. Of note, it'll  probably become policy within the next couple of years.
 
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Hi Mike,

How do you and the boards look at management in Lieu of a college degree? For example I have only one year of college under my belt but I used to be a transportation supervisor for Coca Cola and currently a manager for another fortune 100 company in charge of 50+ direct reports. Thank you for your thoughts and wisdom Sir.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 15:00

That falls in line with indicating "demonstrated leadership potential". How much value is placed it depends on what the focus for that particular board is. Some use the constraint of only reviewing applications that have 2 year of college, etc. That's not currently the case, but that metric fluctuates.


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 22:15

Thank you for your insightful response, sir.

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 05:47

DON'T TAKE THAT MILITARY EQUIVALENCY TEST


Why is that?

#25 Creep0321

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 07:18

Why is that?



I asked him/her a few days ago to clarify, still no response.

Swift, Silent, Deadly.


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 07:41

I asked him/her a few days ago to clarify, still no response.

Yeah, I saw that.  I was hoping maybe asking again would prompt said response.

I almost thought they were a single post wonder, but that's not the case... weird.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 21:23

 

I'm saving up through a part time job to get a private pilot's license both for personal interest and so that is smoothens my WOFT quals a bit more. Thing is, I'm not sure whether to go for the Helicopter PPL or the fixed wing one. Obviously army aviators go helo most of the time, but I've honestly heard arguments for both. 

 

Fixed Wing-

  • More applicable for civvies
  • Cheaper due to flight times, and school availability(like thousands cheaper)
  • WOFT has inevitable helo training
  • Board could probably care less, just the fact that you got your PPL is great

Helicopters-

  •  ARMY AVIATION = HELOS, so get helo training(biggest one) 
  • Post license rentals are probably cheaper

 

 

FIXED WING. Why waste the money on something the government will pay for? 

 

Edit: I just think this would help you in the long run, being dual-rated. 







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